I just wanted to thank you all for your comments yesterday. It meant a lot to me to see so many people behind me. Now that I've stopped crying...I'll answer some questions.
First, I don't want anyone to think...especially my hubby...that I'm not happy that Ron got approved. I am because he needs this even more than me because he DOES have the health issues that come with being so heavy. So...that being said, I'm just upset at my situation. We knew my approval was a longshot but I guess I just got my hopes up. I really felt like this was going to happen for me and now it just doesn't seem like it will.
Anyway, there may be a glimmer of hope. My surgeon has scheduled a "peer to peer" call with the medical director at the insurance company for Thursday. I guess he'll try to make a case for me and have the decision reversed. Greg (the guy from my surgeon's office) said that sometimes this is successful. My husband spoke to Greg about this too because Greg had to call him to let him know he was approved. Apparently, Greg told him that Dr. Simpson has been doing this a long time and is very optimistic that it'll work. I'm not sure if any of this is true as my dear hubby may have just been trying to make me feel better. So anyway...there's this conversation. Depending on how it goes, Greg is going to get me signed up for a sleep study to see if they say I have sleep apnea (I really don't think I do). And then we can file an official appeal if need be. Also, this is all through my husband's insurance so if all of this fails, I may look into changing insurance companies to the one my company offers and see if they'd approve me. So there you have it. Those are the next steps. Self pay is not an option. I don't have that kind of money and my credit isn't good enough to get me that kind of money. I'm not anti-Mexico...but even that is too expensive for me. So this where everything stands.
Again, I appreciate your support. I'm not in a good place now. I admit I've been eating my feelings the last two days and I just don't care. Everything seems hopeless. I have a tendency to snowball things in my mind so when one thing goes wrong, it's like the sky is falling. I start thinking about all the other things in my life that are bothering me. The fact that I can't self pay gets me thinking about my finances which SUCK which gets me thinking about my job which gets me thinking...blah, blah, blah. Anyhoo...just wanted to check in so y'all knew I didn't go throw myself off a cliff or anything.